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Win Or Go Home

by Tom King

The fall high school sports season is quickly coming to a head. Champions have already been crowned in girls tennis and golf. Boys soccer sectional and girls volleyball regionals are happening right now. Swimmers begin the tournament trek next week. And the high school football playoffs begin tonight. A number of area teams earned their spots in the playoff field and some have better chances than others to advance all the way to the final day at Camp Randall. Edgar & Athens, Waupaca and Marathon, Amherst & Iola-Scandanavia are the highest seeds coming in. The bigger schools have their work cut out for them. DC Everest will return to Bay Port for the second straight year. The Pirates ousted the Evergreens last year.You can hear the Everest game on Foxsports1390 & FM 93.9. Wausau West has a home playoff game for the first time in school history. They host Green Bay Preble at Thom Field. West features a stingy defense that has allowed opponents less than 10 points a game this season. Stevens Point travels to face Appleton North. North is tough and Spash has been up & down this season. Wausau Newman heads to Owen-Withee where they dropped a close game earlier this season. It's win or go home time boys...lets get it started!

It hasnt taken long for Michael Wacha to become a star. The Cardinal rookie is 4-0 in the post-season after his win last night. He has beaten Clayton Kershaw twice. And because of his effort the Cards head back to St. Louis with the series tied at 1-1. The Cardinals drafted Wacha with a pick they received in the Albert Pujols free agent signing with the Angels.

Jermichael Finely was released from the hospital. Now he and his doctors have to decide how to proceed and he has to decide if it's worth the risk to continue to play. What would you do?

Songs of The Day  (from my I-pod)

Message in a Bottle-Police (1979) I was music director at 90fm in Stevens Point when this album landed on my desk. Sad to say I never expected this band to make it big. Didnt hear it. Oh well you win some you lose some


The Metro-Berlin (1983) one of my favorite 80's songs. Terri Nunn was underated. Love this song